GinaLynn Posted February 6, 2008 #1 Share Posted February 6, 2008 Hi. I had a sighting of a double moon in late October, 1995. Here are the details. It had been an unusually warm and dry winter so far that year. I was on picket duty in late October, 1995, when I saw something I will never forget. Around 10:00 a.m. I happened to look straight up in the sky and saw the moon. It appeared very large and was about 3/4 full (sorry, I don't know the proper term). After staring at it for a couple of minutes, it occurred to me that it was in the wrong part of the sky. That's when I looked southward, towards the horizon and saw it again. I did a double-, triple-, quadruple-take! I couldn't believe my eyes. I did a comparison and the moons were identical. I was alone that day. picketing a lesser-used back entrance to Fred Meyer main office, in Portland, OR. I couldn't believe my bad luck - that day there was noone there to be a witness to what I was seeing! I even tried to stop a couple of bicyclists to get them to stop and look up to the sky to see what I was seeing. I guess they figured I was crazy, as they wouldn't stop for me but kept riding on. I continued to look back and forth, at the moon in the sky above and the one at the horizon. Until it made me dizzy. I kept expecting the one overhead to disappear. After awhile, I guess I got tired of looking at them, especially with noone to discuss them with. My attention wandered and before I knew it, it was afternoon and my husband was picking me up. I looked for the moons, but, of course, they were gone. He didn't believe that I had really seen what I had seen. So that was that. Every so often, I Google the internet looking for any mention of two moons being sighted in the sky at once. I have found one about a double-crescent moon (http://www.bautforum.com/astronomy/16233-help-ignorant-english-major-double-crescent-moon.html) and two moons on the horizon with one a little higher than the other (http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16866&p=514965#p514965). But no others quite like my double-moon sighting. And no, I wasn't drinking or on drugs, and I am not crazy. I have always thought of myself as a logical-thinking individual with my feet firmly planted on the ground. Boy did this experience rock my boat! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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